We're Hiring!


Neutral Ground is accepting applications for:
1) Programming Coordinator
and
2) Administrative Coordinator


About Neutral Ground
Neutral Ground is a not-for-profit charitable artist-run-centre that presents contemporary visual and media art. Since 1982, Neutral Ground has supported experimental practices by connecting audiences to the work of emerging and mid-career artists. Located in downtown Regina/Treaty 4 Territory with the aim of serving the needs of its constituent arts community, Neutral Ground’s primary mission is to provide a professional venue for exhibition and presentations. Neutral Ground is committed to equitable hiring practices that reflect our diverse communities.

Summary of Positions
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Administrative Coordinator and Programming Coordinator will work together within a non-hierarchical framework to manage all aspects of the gallery’s daily operations in order to engage the public in meaningful contemporary art experiences. The positions are full time with some evenings and weekends. Neutral Ground seeks two emerging professionals to fill the positions as part of its commitment to provide early-career support within our expanded community. A training, mentorship, and professional development plan will be tailored to the successful candidates in consultation with the Board.


PROGRAMMING COORDINATOR

    Programming

- In collaboration with the Programming Committee, managing exhibition proposals, organizing selection juries, distributing materials to the jury,
communicating adjudication results to artists;
- Managing the schedule of exhibitions and events;
- Coordinating workshops, artist talks, and other outreach;
- Managing gallery promotions and communications, including online and print;
- Maintaining regular communications with the membership;
- Coordinating all aspects of mounting exhibitions including contracts, visiting artists, artwork shipping, and gallery installation/strike;
- Maintaining the gallery space;
- Coordinating event volunteers and setup;
- Coordinating the professional documentation of all programs and exhibitions.

    Financial and Operations

- In collaboration with the Administrative Coordinator and the Board of Directors, developing grant applications and reports to funders;
- Strategizing and organizing fundraising activities in collaboration with the Administrative Coordinator and the Board;
- Working with the Administrative Coordinator, when appropriate, in the creation and maintenance of annual global budgets;
- Preparing and adhering to program budgets in consultation with the Administrative Coordinator;
- Hiring and managing contractual staff.

    Other

- Maintaining regular office and gallery hours;
- fostering interactions with gallery visitors;
- Assisting with the duties of the Administrative Coordinator, where necessary, and in order to cover absences.

    Competencies

- Strong ability to work collaboratively with fellow Staff, Volunteers, and Board Members;
- Gallery programming, management, and administration skills, including oral and written communication;
- Experience working or volunteering with artist-run-centres, galleries, and/or non-profit organizations;
- Degree in fine arts, art history, arts administration, or equivalent experience;
- Knowledge and respect for diverse points of view and the ability to facilitate productive exchange;
- Office skills including working in a Mac environment and working with Microsoft Office software, Adobe Creative Suite, and web tools for group emailing, social media, and website updating;
- Basic gallery preparatory skills including the use of hand and power tools, lighting, and audio/visual equipment.



ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

    Operations

- In collaboration with the Programming Coordinator and in close communication with the Board of Directors, developing grant applications and
reports to funders;
- Tracking and updating statistical records in line with expectations of funding agencies;
- Maintaining organizational documents including Provincial and Federal charitable return submissions;
- Managing facility upkeep including shipping/receiving, ordering supplies, maintaining equipment;
- Ensuring the safety and security of the building including all legal aspects relating to insurance, equipment, and upkeep;
- Managing membership lists, drives, and renewals;
- Strategizing and organizing fundraising activities in collaboration with the Programming Coordinator and the Board;
- Hiring and managing contractual staff;
- Liaising with the landlord for maintenance issues and working with the Board to manage and maintain the facility.

    Financial Oversight

- Drafting, monitoring, and updating annual global budgets;
- Working with the bookkeeper and accountant to maintain sound financial practices, file management, accounts payable/receivable, along with the
preparation of year-end materials for annual financial reviews;
- Presenting monthly bookkeeping reports to the Board of Directors, and prepare financial reports to the board and funders;
- Observing Neutral Ground’s Financial Policy, including co-signatory requirements.

    Other

- Maintaining regular office and gallery hours;
- Fostering interactions with gallery visitors;
- Staffing events and activities;
- Assisting with the duties of the Programming Coordinator, where necessary, and in order to cover absences.

    Competencies

- Strong ability to work collaboratively with fellow Staff, Volunteers, and Board Members;
- Management and administration skills, including oral and written communication and financial management skills;
- Experience working or volunteering with artist-run-centres, galleries, and/or non-profit organizations;
- Degree in fine arts, art history, arts administration, or equivalent experience;
- Knowledge and respect for diverse points of view and the ability to facilitate productive exchange;
- Office skills including file management, working in a Mac environment and working with Microsoft Office software, and web tools for group emailing, website updating, and social media.



HOW TO APPLY

Application Deadline: September 8, 2017
Job Start Date: October 1, 2017, or soon thereafter
Compensation: $32,000 gross salary per year, full time.
Term: one year contract, renewable annually.

Please submit the following by email with the subject line “Hiring Committee (Job Title)” to: neutralground@accesscomm.ca
- Cover letter indicating the role you are applying for, speaking to your interest, experience, and capacity to meet the listed job duties;
- CV;
- The names and contact information for three references who can speak directly to the required job competencies.


Neutral Ground Inc.
203-1856 Scarth Street
Regina SK S4P 2G3
(306) 522-7166
www.neutralground.sk.ca
Twitter: @Neutral_Ground
Instagram: @neutralgroundarc
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